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A Light One

posted Nov 18, 2019, 4:58 AM by UK Team Racing Assn - Sailboat Team Racing   [ updated Nov 18, 2019, 5:02 AM ]
Everybody struggled to find wind this weekend.

The Scottish BUSA Qualifier at Bardowie Loch gave up relatively early on Sunday with a total absence of wind on both days - but some very atmospheric pictures of mist and mirror like water. 

Southampton Green - winners of Swansea Spartan 2019
The Swansea Spartan had to wait until lunchtime for any wind on both days. Only 19 races were sailed on Saturday. Sunday was similar but the wind filled in nicely for the final stages.The first stage got to 30 races, which meant all 16 teams had sailed four races, so it was possible to identify Semi finalists. Solent Black took on Southampton Green and SLUT (Swansea Alumni) had Bournemouth in single race semi finals which put Swansea Alumni and Southampton Green into the final. In the final the Southampton team of Will Davies & Flossie Tanner, Alex Colquitt & Freya Mason, Tom Collyer and Lulu Knott beat Swansea 2:0 placing 1, 3, 4 and 1, 4, 5 in two closely fought races.
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Steve Watson reports that the 21 teams at the Brummie Broom also had very light conditions, again with improvements later on Sunday. Their semis, final and peti saw the Oxford Team Racing Academy come out on top with Nottingham second and York Black third. 

The lack of action meant that the UK Team Racing Tour updated their results Newcastle lead from Edinburgh. To see full results Click Here

Up in London the finals of the RYA Match Racing Championships were taking place at Queen Mary SC. Also plagued with light winds and a breakdown it was not possible to sail the full round robin and the result was declared on percentage wins which saw the team of Ted Blowers, Will Birch-Tomlinson, Sophie Otter, Patrick Bray, Rebecca Coles come out on top with Robbie King Second and Christian Hamilton third.
Full results can be seen if you Click Here